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Offline Minolta Rokkor

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Re: Considering opening shop at a local flea market
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2019, 07:38:52 PM »
When you say being open 1 or 2 days will add up a lot more than prep, what  do you mean by that?

You're saying the entire duration or the shift for the day?
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Re: Considering opening shop at a local flea market
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2019, 09:36:09 PM »
When you say being open 1 or 2 days will add up a lot more than prep, what  do you mean by that?

You're saying the entire duration or the shift for the day?

I mean more days a week as well as a long day of set up and clean up when you are open.  You will have to shop for supplies, make dough, prep toppings, sauce, and more things.  If you want to make no compromise great pizza it will mean a couple days a week at least of prepping - making/fermenting dough, cutting veggies/fresh basil, making sausage, grating cheeses,  setting it all up............. Norma can tell you more. 
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Re: Considering opening shop at a local flea market
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2019, 09:47:09 PM »
Party Friday night, make dough Saturday morning and prep all the bits and pieces, party minimally, make decent pies Sunday on 2 Blackstones. You can shop for supplies during the week...
have fun and enjoy. 😎

Oh, and don't let the simple become complex.  ;)
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Re: Considering opening shop at a local flea market
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2019, 11:37:04 PM »
Sounds about right, no one said it would be easy that's for sure, I think I can handle the load. As well as the fast pace.

I've pulled back to back 12's at my old job and a handful of 16 hour shifts. Huge undertaking for sure, hopefully my foodservice experience pays off.

However actual running the show is a different beast entirely. Will definitely have to hire 1 or 2 people.

Seems like my entire weekend will be consumed along with one weekday for shopping. Good that you brought that up.
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Re: Considering opening shop at a local flea market
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2019, 08:00:36 AM »
This sounds like a good recipe to make yourself hate pizza.
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Re: Considering opening shop at a local flea market
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2019, 12:20:54 PM »
That is a possibility Craig, tbh is probably won't come to that. I think I'll like it.
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Re: Considering opening shop at a local flea market
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2019, 03:36:11 PM »
As long as your pizza is good and price is right , you already won 80% of the battle.  Just making money is not enough motivation to get in the business and survive.
Reason has to be deeper which will pull you through tough times....imho. I have seen whole bunch of businesses closed down around me. 

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Re: Considering opening shop at a local flea market
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2019, 12:20:31 AM »
MR,

Don't know if you saw that Ev (Steve) and his friend Bob purchased an old Airstream trailer and he had it at Green Dragon Farmer's Market and other events for awhile.  He made both Neapolitan and NY style in his WFO.

In the end Steve decided it was too much work and said he still loved to make pizzas, but only at home.

This is one thread about it.

https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,21856.0.html

http://www.greendragonmarket.com/

At least in the end Steve and Bob could sell that cool Airstream.

Norma

That Airstream setup was one of the coolest setups ever on this forum! I loved that thing! If I remember right he sold it to someone in my area!
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Re: Considering opening shop at a local flea market
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2019, 04:35:13 AM »
That Airstream setup was one of the coolest setups ever on this forum! I loved that thing! If I remember right he sold it to someone in my area!

Jon,

Think you are right about Steve's Airstream being in your area, but it doesn't look like they use it regularly to make pizzas.  :'( Agree it was the coolest pizza trailer.  8)

https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/fire-bluff-airstream-pizza-kitchen-meets-east-side-radio-novela/

http://www.fireonthebluff.com/articles/fire-bluff-bang-brewing

http://www.fireonthebluff.com/projects/airstream-pizza-kitchen

http://www.fireonthebluff.com/about-us

Some of the other members here on the forum that did or still do catering gigs/wood fired pizza trailers/outside setups outside are Larry Zaman, John Conklin, Scott r, and can't remember the rest.

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